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    I really appreciate your advice. I live in the...

    I really appreciate your advice. I live in the northeast, in Westchester, NY. In addition to the r-value I would also like your opinion of what substance I should use as the vapor barrier. I am a...
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    what should I use as a vapor barrier over the...

    what should I use as a vapor barrier over the insulation and what r-value insulation should I go for? What do you mean by wrapping the stud. I am painting the studs with an encapsulation paint, like...
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    Great advice. Thank you! The matress is one of...

    Great advice. Thank you! The matress is one of those hypoallergenic, plastic coated matresses. Some one told me to throw it out. But it seems like there is nothing wrong with it and as long as I...
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    Thanks for the advice! Have you guy heard of...

    Thanks for the advice!

    Have you guy heard of shockwave and immobilzer? What should I do about the baby furniture, stuffed animals, crib and crib mattress which were/are in the room. Do they need...
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    I understand that, but should I hire a...

    I understand that, but should I hire a professional considering the potential risk?
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    Thank you for the advice. But now my real...

    Thank you for the advice. But now my real question is... is this something I should even attempt myslf considering the apperent risk inferred by the amount of protective gear required?
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    Do you think this is something I should try to do...

    Do you think this is something I should try to do myself or hire a professional. How much danger am I risking to myself and family. Also, how would I ventilate with positive pressure? We don't...
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    Here are some picts of the damaged wall. There...

    Here are some picts of the damaged wall. There is no mold or mildew smell, but I know it has to be inside the wall. And as I mentioned I bought a mold test kit from HD, I left it open for an hour...
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    Thanks! Is this something I can/should do...

    Thanks! Is this something I can/should do myself, condering the mold that will need to be removed? Or should I hire a professional mold removal company. I see some red mold white and one green...
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    Water damage and possible mold behind walls

    The air conditioner in my daughter's bedroom has been dripping water onto the windowsill and this water has then been dripping into the wall space beneath the window. This has been happening over...
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    Thank you! Do you think the kind of lubricant...

    Thank you! Do you think the kind of lubricant that is used on the o-ring for water proof cameras case would work. I think it is silicone grease. Or can you give me an idea if there is someplace...
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    massplumber2008, You mentioned putting...

    massplumber2008,

    You mentioned putting silicone grease on the end of the copper stub so the o-ring does not get stuck. I went to the plumbing supply shop and they did not have silicone grease. ...
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    OK, I got the new bleeder installed, but the air...

    OK, I got the new bleeder installed, but the air holes are pointing out horizontally. Not the biggest deal. They stopped turning in the up position and I forced them down a little further. I feel...
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    I go the system up and running, thanks for your...

    I go the system up and running, thanks for your help. I did run into a couple of issues. One radiator on the first floor bleeds water with very little pressure, as compared to the others. It gets...
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    Thank you very much, that is the prv that I have....

    Thank you very much, that is the prv that I have. In addition, everything you say makes sense and is exactly the kind of guidance I was looking for. I have a two-story house, so I have a better...
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    Sure prv was first mentioned in mgd post, and I...

    Sure prv was first mentioned in mgd post, and I asked about pressure requirements for the boiler in my original question. Only he talked about that and in that discussion PRV came up, as it should. ...
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    Yes, I saw your vid, and I am trying to get you...

    Yes, I saw your vid, and I am trying to get you to focus on my particular situation instead of giving generic advice. In my post, I am asking if you think the pressure reducing valve may have caused...
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    I know there is a pressure-reducing valve of some...

    I know there is a pressure-reducing valve of some kind that has a lever on the water supply line as it enters the boiler (The lever let me add more water and increase the pressure faster). Will this...
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    But if the heat is not on then the circulator...

    But if the heat is not on then the circulator pumps would not be on and therefore no water would be circulating. So if I open the bleed valves at this time I really would not be getting the air out....
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    How would that work? If the heat is off there...

    How would that work? If the heat is off there would be no pressure and nothing would come out of the bleed vavles. Or am I wrong. I had the radiator off is that not just a really big bleed valve? ...
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    Thank you, so, I should first turn on water to...

    Thank you, so, I should first turn on water to the boiler, then turn on heat, via thermostat, then begin bleeding each radiator? How long should I wait before there is enough pressure to bleed all...
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    This is a typical hot water boiler with...

    This is a typical hot water boiler with circulator pumps that pump heated water to a radiator. The radiatror give off the heat and then the water returns through another pipe on the other side of...
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    Please explain

    Please explain
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    It is a hot water system with cast iron radiators...

    It is a hot water system with cast iron radiators that stand up. They have a supply and return and the water is circulated by a pump.
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    Restarting my bioler

    During my current bathroom renovation I had to drain my boiler to remove a radiator. I have since put the radiator back in it place but my boiler is still off and mostly drained of the water it once...
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    That is exactly it and those are the instructions...

    That is exactly it and those are the instructions I have and I understand them. I find that instructions always leave something out that I tend to find out about after I make the mistake. In this...
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    Looks different than mine, conceptually the same....

    Looks different than mine, conceptually the same. I will take a pict and post. Where there is an o-ring on your pict I have a cone shaped plastic thing that the end of the pipe cuts into. It does...
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    Thanks, I am still a little unsure about the o...

    Thanks, I am still a little unsure about the o ring. Is it the white nylon plastic cone I see that the pipe butts up into? The instructions do have the copper length and I will cut within that...
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    It's a new spout in a new install and I will trim...

    It's a new spout in a new install and I will trim the copper to what need. I just am not sure I know where the o ring is. And again how hard I should push the spout on to the pipe, that will...
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    KHOLER slip on tub spout

    I have a kholer devonshire tub spout that is a slip on. It slips on to a 1/2 copper and then there is a hex nut under it that you tighten. I would like some advice about properly afixing this. It...
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    The granite came with the vanity already...

    The granite came with the vanity already installed, purchased online. I can assume it was not sealed due to darkness after water. Just looking for brand recommendations for quality products.
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    Thanks! I got it all off but now when I tried to get the nut off the valve it was so tight and there was nothing to hold back on, that I spun the assembly. It used to stop at a certain point and...
  33. How do you get the bonnet off? I have the same...

    How do you get the bonnet off? I have the same problem, trying to change vavle but can't see if bonnet unscrews or just pulls off and I don't want to damage it.
  34. It's a floating oak hardwood floor touge and...

    It's a floating oak hardwood floor touge and groove. The voids were created as the house settled over the concrete retaining wall there is a little hump there and the created voides on either side...
  35. Gap/void between subfloor and hardwood floor

    I have a very squeaky floor and it is because the hardwood has voids between it and the sub floor. I am about to install a saddle in a bathroom renovation and I now have a cross sectional view under...
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    Sealing granite vanity top

    My new bathroom vanity top get dark areas that appear to be wet but are not. I believe this is because water is being absorbed and that I need to seal it. The darkness eventually goes away after...
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    Sealing granite vanity top

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    Well that is exactly what I was looking to hear. ...

    Well that is exactly what I was looking to hear. I do have a plastic washer reducing and the others are black rubber.the plastic one is the one that is loose-ish. The adding the other washer gave...
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    I used the double ofset cut in the horizontal...

    I used the double ofset cut in the horizontal line. All aligns now. HOWEVER!on the connection from the 1 1/4 tailpiece to the 1 1/2 trap they seem to be loose. I am using a reducing washer and...
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    Hmmmmm... thank you for indulging me. I held on...

    Hmmmmm... thank you for indulging me. I held on till the second half but appreciate the info so I can learn. Understand the math, don't fully understand its implication on the plastic box v metal.
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    Please explain. I don't understand that aspect...

    Please explain. I don't understand that aspect of this. Why would that matter with respect to a plastic box vs a metal and how could you then have a 240v ground?
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    Thank you! So essentially the same wiring scheme...

    Thank you! So essentially the same wiring scheme I described but just using the hot wires of a 12/3 cable and capping the white as it won't be used.

    What is your thought about the plastic box...
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    Plastic old work box-220v 20 amp

    I want to install a 220v 20 amp air conditioner outlet. Seems like a pretty simple job, but I want to check. The air conditioner is on the floor and position directly above the main panel,

    There...
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    I like the idea of putting the 45 or 22 1/2 in...

    I like the idea of putting the 45 or 22 1/2 in between the trap adpater and the trap. There is room to make the cut and add the elbow. I am not sure about cutting of the trap adapter and how that...
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    And here is massplumber2008 in agreement. ...

    And here is massplumber2008 in agreement.

    Please Milo tell me who is wrong and why? Again, I am on your side, as I want you to be correct for my sake.
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    This is what bljack had to say about your advice.

    This is what bljack had to say about your advice.
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    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/interior-home-improv...

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/interior-home-improvement/leveling-floor-bathroom-remodel-377846.html

    Please see this thread. Both massplumber2008 and bljack both disagree with you. All whom...
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    I have a chrome trap with slip nuts.

    I have a chrome trap with slip nuts.
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    The part that was missing from lee's post was...

    The part that was missing from lee's post was that I would cut the horizontal coming from the wall. Now it makes sense. That was not mentioned. If the 45 goes in the middle of the part coming from...
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